Family Photos

Family Photos is a musical collage of personally significant places from my childhood. The first movement, “At the Carnival,” takes inspiration from the whimsy and spectacle of my neighborhood carnival. “On the Tehran Tower,” the second movement, incorporates elements of Iranian classical music, inspired by my childhood trips to visit family in Tehran. The third and final movement, “In Arcadia,” represents not only my hometown in the suburbs of Los Angeles, but also the Arcadia of Ancient Greek mythology, a heaven on Earth.

Details

  • For string quartet
  • Category: Chamber Ensemble
  • Year Composed: 2021
  • Duration: 10'
  • Commissioner: Salastina
  • Movements:
    • I. At the Carnival
    • II. On the Tehran Tower
    • III. In Arcadia
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Purchase

  • Family Photos Score & Parts - Instant PDF Download (9 x 12)
  • $80.00
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Awards

  • 2022
  • Prelude Chamber Music Young Composers Competition
  • First Prize (excerpt)
  • 2022
  • ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Award
  • Finalist

Performances

  • 25 JUN 2023
  • Family Photos
  • New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
  • Boylston, MA
  • Juventas New Music Ensemble
  • 11 JUN 2023
  • Family Photos
  • New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
  • Boylston, MA
  • Juventas New Music Ensemble
  • 25 JUN 2022
  • Family Photos (excerpt)
  • Prelude Chamber Music
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Piotr Szewczyk, violin I; Melissa Barrett, violin II; Chris Chappell, viola; Linda Minke, cello
  • 19 JUN 2022
  • Family Photos
  • Sunset ChamberFest
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Hwi-Eun Kim, violin; Melody Chang, violin; Linnea Powell, viola; Yoshika Masuda, cello
  • 25 APR 2022
  • Family Photos
  • First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Spectrum Chamber Music Society
  • 11 DEC 2021
  • Family Photos
  • Multicultural Arts Center
  • East Cambridge, MA
  • Juventas New Music Ensemble
  • 6 JUL 2021
  • Family Photos
  • Salastina Happy Hour No. 62, Sounds Promising World Premieres (Livestream)
  • Salastina
  • 10 JUN 2021
  • Family Photos - Premiere
  • EMERGE: Solstice Virtual Concert (Livestream)
  • The Julius Quartet